Pictured from left are Commissioner Roy Klopfenstein, Everett and Betty Bennett and Edward Bohn of Paulding County EMA. The Bennetts were honored for their help with the Auglaize Township Fire Department.
Pictured from left are Commissioner Roy Klopfenstein, Everett and Betty Bennett and Edward Bohn of Paulding County EMA. The Bennetts were honored for their help with the Auglaize Township Fire Department.
PAULDING – The National Volunteer Recognition Week was April 7-13.

Paulding County EMA recognized Jon and Jack Gideon of Gideon’s Towing and Recovery Services and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bennett from Auglaize Twp. Fire Department for their continued volunteerism that they have shown time and time again over the years in Paulding County.

Edward Bohn, Paulding County EMA director, along with the Paulding County commissioners were on hand to present the Gideon brothers with their volunteer recognition awards for their countless time and effort, responding over the years to assist the first responders in the county.

Whether it was the number of vehicles towed to and from a training session, or assisting at the scene for towing a disabled vehicle or one that was stuck in a field, Jon and Jack Gideon have answered the phone when called upon to help out when asked.

Everett and Betty Bennett have been on the Auglaize Township Volunteer Fire Department since it was established in 1975.

The two of them have volunteered countless hours to the fire department as well as to their township. Everett and Betty have been a tremendous help in fundraising efforts for the first responder training facility in Paulding County.

They were instrumental in getting funding for the flag pole and monument recognizing the first responders in Paulding County. We are very thankful for having people like these, giving of themselves.